Sugar. Spice. And everything nice. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect supergroup. But Professor Utonium accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concoction … psychedelics! Thus, LSD was born.
OK, so maybe it didn’t quite happen that way, but there is a new musical trio in town, made up of Labrinth, Sia, and Diplo. On Thursday, they released their second single, “Audio,” with a music video directed by Ernest Desumbila that blends real-life settings with trippy animation that would make the Beatles proud. Diplo and Labrinth both appear in the video, but Sia, as usual, finds a way to be part of the action without actually showing her face. Bow before your new ruler: a giant Sia balloon flanked by three-eyed cartoon cats.
The ‘60s-style throwback animation is similar to that found in the video for their equally catchy first single, “Genius”: